Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- -- Obama saying says.
-- successful Americans to pay more taxes.
Is not only fear it makes sense.
If you make more than a million dollars a year.
You should not pay less than 30% in taxes now you can call this class warfare all you want.
But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as a secretary in Texas.
Most Americans would call that common sense.
House majority leader Eric -- joins us.
Hi good morning congressman now good morning that we're actually true on its face then of course that most Americans would agree with that but that's not actually a true statement isn't.
It absolutely is not any models the issue it.
It basically says that.
You know we're we're going to be as a society.
Imposing higher taxes.
On people who are investing on the small businesses that we are expecting to go and create jobs.
And just what strikes me about that -- is you know we have seen now the last three years policies promoted by this White House.
That indicate all they want to do is to tax people more take more of people's hard earned money put it in this town for Washington decide how it's spent.
And I think that the people of the country realize that doesn't work and it's time for something new but here's the thing majority leader.
You know that so far I believe the latest poll shows his approval -- said.
-- over 50%.
So far despite all those things might be true how do you battle it seems that message is resonating.
Why I think that the proof is in the -- the lack of results in the economy.
If you look to see where people thing this country is heading they are very dissatisfied.
About the direction in which America's having.
And really it's because of the policies that are in place by this White House over the last three years.
That we've ended up with a very lackluster economy and that is just satisfying.
To most Americans and so what this election is going to be about.
Is a sharp contrast.
What we are advocating as Republicans is a very bold vision for growth and say look.
We've got to refocus on small businesses.
Because it's the private sector that has always been able to lift this economy to lift everyone's standard of living so that everyone can experience the American dream.
It's not Washington that has.
And guaranteed success to everybody that just can't happen.
Except another one of his powerful statements besides fair share is to blame congress.
So that's going to be problematic for you moving forward I want to move on though.
To find things that we're not in the state of the union message at least five things and I'm gonna -- a sixth -- Israel Palestinian peace negotiations the Keystone Pipeline.
The antipiracy legislation the debt discussion this button economic that he talked about last year and also are -- on which I know is a huge.
Issue for you.
-- listen there a lot of things very serious issues that were not fleshed out next -- -- -- you mentioned Iran I just came back from the region.
The Persian gulf.
And I'll tell you our allies over there are extremely worried about the threat posed by the regime in Iran is continued.
Pursuit of nuclear weapons capability.
And there -- questions -- question that those regimes and our allies and those governments there.
And ask about America and will America stand tall with our allies we've got the same issue when it comes the US is a relationship.
You know this administration seemed to continue wanna try and influence and pressure Israel.
When there isn't a partner for peace on the other side of the table are.
So I'm gonna crack myself he did speak about Iran last night -- series -- -- Let there be no doubt.
America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and I won't take no options off the table.
Well I mean that's that is sort of the -- the real point there he sounds really tough and I'll like to hear those words the facts are our allies in the region are questioning.
Whether we have the where with all whether America can continue to lead.
And when you look at the proposals that this administration.
Has put on the table as far as defense cuts are concerned it worries me after being in the field on some of our military bases in the region about whether we're going to be able to continue to execute our mission as the global leader majority leader Eric -- it was great talking to you thanks so much.
Thank you --
Filter by section